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move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees


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He kissed his dear son and dandled him in his arms and spoke in prayer to Zeus and all the other gods: 'Zeus and all you other gods, grant that this son of mine may be marked out above the Trojans, as I am, and be strong and brave as me, and may he rule Ilium by might: and may men one day say as he returns from battle, "This man is far better than his father.
For thus says the Lord: I will extend peace to her like a river and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream, and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled on her knees.
For some, who looked as though they were barely born when Piggott and O'Sullevan, combined ages 166, hung up boots and binoculars in 1995 and 1997 respectively, it was to buy portraits of the pair for fathers and uncles who had dandled them on their knees on Saturday afternoons to the rhythmic chant of O'Sullevan calling home a Piggott winner.
Being dandled on Sydney Smith's knee as a child, rebuking Carlyle for bad manners in her teens and arguing on equal terms with Macaulay made it difficult for her to settle down at school where social distinctions were very much in force.
Garfield tells us that Meinertzhagen wrote "that both Thomas Huxley and Charles Darwin were quite fond of him, and that Darwin dandled Richard on his knee" (page 41).
Baby dolls dandled overhead become fodder for kicking; people eating Henry VIII sized turkey legs (and discarding them after just a bite) are replaced by canine-like creatures dragging fowl with their teeth.
Of late I have often recalled this saying and this incident; for during the past week scarcely a night had gone over my couch that had not brought with it a dream of an infant: which I sometimes hushed in my arms, sometimes dandled on my knee, sometime watched playing with daisies on the lawn, or, again, dabbling its hands in running water.
You will nurse and be carried upon her arm, and you will be dandled on her knee.
His love for children with multiple disabilities and his deep understanding of their needs was evident when he visited programs and dandled children on his knee.
Born in 1935, Diego Masson is the son of the French surrealist painter Andre Masson, and his earliest memories include being dandled on Picasso's knee.
Karintha at twelve--beautiful, matured to sexual knowledge, no longer permitting herself to be dandled on the knees of old men.
Who had nursed him, dandled, swaddled, soothed him as a baby--who had sent him off in a clean tunic to hunt the boar--who had tended fires and scrubbed pavements and counted sacks of grain these four score years, now startles back on her heels, his hand at her throat.
dandled over the wagon's lip, then disengaged, jettisoned;
Asked if he dandled boys on his knee, he said: "You often have children climb on your knee if you're telling ghost stories at night.
I also remember the afternoon in Kwa Mashu where we graciously handed out food and toys and dandled three-year-old Zulu children on our laps, all the while glowing with reformist zeal and self-congratulation that bore no relation to the hardship of the lives we were allowed to glimpse.